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Cost of Living

By any standard, Washington County is a smart investment for you and your family, combining low costs with high value. According one respected national standard, Sperling’s Best Places, Washington County rates an 82 out of a cost scale of 100, for a cost of living that is 18% below the national average.

Washington County’s low-cost utilities offer a price advantage over surrounding cities like Macon, Milledgeville and Augusta, but it’s the housing here that opens a truly spectacular opportunity to “live big” on a small budget, with a median home price of $62,000—that’s a whopping 98.6% below Atlanta’s median home price, 49.9% below Macon’s median price, and 63.1% below Milledgeville’s median home price.

And while there may be other small towns that offer low costs, few can match Washington County’s convenient central location in putting such a wealth of metro amenities within easy reach—the arts, retail, cultural and medical assets of five cities within a two-hour drive or less. That means you and your family can enjoy city advantages with none of the associated costs, and serene small town living without any sacrifice.

Find your dream home on a dream budget; live the kind of life you’ve dreamed of, but never dreamed you could afford. All yours when you wake every day in Washington County!


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